Brand: Ford Focus hesitates, stalls from cold start

  • by: PAUL BRAND
  • Updated: May 2, 2013 - 3:20 PM

Q: My daughter has a 2008 Ford Focus that hesitates and stalls when it is warming up from a cold start. So far I have installed new Motorcraft spark plugs, air filter and fuel filter with no improvement. I took it to a dealer but all they could come up with were some random misfire codes. They said that I would need to install a software update for $149. If that does not fix it, they want to do further testing. Why would the car run fine for 65,000 miles and then need a software upgrade to fix this problem?

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